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20 Military Memorials, Monuments and Markers you should visit in Newport

These memorials, monuments, and markers throughout Newport, RI document the trials, tribulations, battles, historical events and those Newporter's lost while at a battle. We...

First Attested Black Mutual Aid Society in Nation Was Formed in...

Photo: Peter Bours house (47 Division Street), Location of AUS as early as 1781 On November 10, 1780, the African Union Society (AUS) of Newport, Rhode...

What’s In A Name? The Origin Of Newport Street Names and...

Photo: Boston Public Library, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center The streets and landmarks of Newport are rich in more than three hundred years of history, triumphs,...

Five Fun Facts About Each of Newport’s Oldest and Most Historic...

Published: November 8, 2015. Updated October 28, 2017. If you thought the City of Newport had a long history, you should spend some time reading...

On This Day In Newport History: August 23, 2000 – Newport’s...

Survivor: Borneo, the first season of CBS's Survivor, hosted its finale on August 23, 2000. After 39 days of competition, Richard Hatch, a corporate...

This Day In Newport History: August 20, 1915 – Miramar Mansion...

On this day in Newport history, Miramar Mansion was inaugurated on August 20th, 1915. Located at 646 Bellevue Avenue, it was intended as a summer home for...

Today In Newport History: August 19, 1991 – Hurricane Bob Makes...

Hurricane Bob developed in the central Bahamas on August 16, then steadily intensified and reached hurricane status on the evening of August 17. Bob...

Today In Newport History: August 17, 1790 – George Washington Arrives...

On the morning of August 17th, 1790 George Washington arrived in Newport. He was accompanied by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, Governor George Clinton...

Today In Newport History: August 11, 1866 – First Roller Skating...

James Plimpton, inventor of the modern quad roller skate, and the New York Roller Skating Association (NYRSA) leased the The Atlantic House Hotel in Newport and...

Today In Newport History: July 11, 1780 – Rochambeau Arrives In...

On July 11, 1780 approximately 5,000 - 6,000 French soldiers commanded by Rochambeau arrived at King Park in Newport, Rhode Island. The code name given by the French...

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